I’m Christina Montemurro, a Bucks County native. I went to Penn State, but fell in love with a Pittsburgher (and Pitt grad), and have been in Pittsburgh now for 20 years. When I’m not obsessing over photography, I love movies, Mexican food, pale ale, running and biking around North Park and the North Shore, usually with my fuzzy white dog, Iroh. And of course, spending time with my husband and two boys… usually at a baseball field. I love to cook, but I sure do love indulging in Pittsburgh’s many eclectic restaurants, too.
Why do I love wedding photography? Because there’s nothing like taking part in one of the most memorable, significant days in a couple’s relationship. Watching the joy shared by brides and grooms, the pride and emotions of the parents… it never gets old. I love being able to document moments that matter.
I also love photographing Pittsburgh bar mitzvahs and bat mitzvahs.
+ My Approach
I am a Pittsburgh native, though I did float around the U.S and beyond a bit – NYC to Central America to California – before setting roots back in Pittsburgh with my husband and 3 adorable kids.
+ Pamela’s Approach
Frequently Asked Questions
How do you and Pamela know each other?
Pamela and I met in 2009. At the time, I was new to the world of wedding photography, and Pamela was a well-established wedding photographer, having spent several years working in Los Angeles before returning to her hometown, Pittsburgh. In the years since, we have worked together many times. Having had an opportunity to work with Pamela as both lead and supporting photographer, I’ve seen firsthand – repeatedly – what an extraordinary photographer she is.
A good photographer knows how to use her camera properly. Her photos are properly exposed and in focus. A really good photographer also has an awareness of how to use light. A great photographer does all of this, and also frames her subjects in a way that maximizes the emotional impact of the moment and turns it into a story. Not only has Pamela mastered all of these elements of photography, but she also has a gift for anticipating emotion and impactful moments, creating photos that bring you right back into a memory, as if you were there again.
Why do you have Pamela as an associate photographer?
Pamela is an amazing photographer and a great asset to my team! Having two of us increases the odds we are available on your wedding date!
What is the process for working with Pamela?
If you’re interested in working with Pamela, contact me and please note that you would like to work with Pamela in the form. Pamela is available to go through your timeline and answer any questions you have before your wedding! I handle billing, logistics, and overall details. Once the wedding is over, I do all of the editing, print orders and album design.